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Police officer under investigation for second crash

By Leila Fujimori

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LAST UPDATED: 04:55 a.m. HST, Mar 22, 2011



Police have launched criminal and administrative investigations into an accident involving a 54-year-old police officer whose license had been revoked last year and who was awaiting sentencing for striking a 61-year-old woman while driving drunk.

Police learned officer Boyd Kamikawa was involved in another motor vehicle accident after the driver of the other vehicle filed a police report, said Michelle Yu, spokeswoman for the Honolulu Police Department.

Yu said the two drivers had agreed to settle the matter between themselves, but the other driver changed his mind and filed a report.

Yu would not provide details of the accident.

Hawaii News Now reported the accident occurred in downtown Honolulu at 8:30 a.m. Sunday on Bethel Street near Chaplain Lane.

Kamikawa is awaiting sentencing in May after pleading no contest Feb. 18 to a negligent injury charge for hitting the pedestrian while driving drunk April 24 in downtown Honolulu. The woman suffered minor injuries.

Kamikawa's DUI arrest prompted an automatic license revocation, which was affirmed May 18. Police caught him driving again July 29 and July 30.

The Police Department stripped the 24-year veteran officer of his police powers, restricting him to desk duty.

Kamikawa's attorney said his client has not contacted him regarding the recent accident.






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